Just days after removing the inspector general who handled the whistleblower report that spurred his impeachment, President Donald Trump set his sights on another inspector general.
On Tuesday, Trump fired Glenn Fine—the inspector general appointed to oversee how the $2.2 trillion virus relief package recently passed by Congress is spent.
The package makes for the most money Congress has spent at once, which made Trump's claims that he would act as his own oversight deeply concerning.
Now, an ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law is laying bare Trump's latest atrocity in a years-long pattern of corruption—and the ad will air on one of the President's favorite shows: Fox and Friends.
Watch below, and try to imagine the President's reaction.
President Trump thinks he is above the law. youtu.be
The ad states:
"President Trump is removing inspectors general and trying to block oversight on how he spends the money...Mr. President, that's not how oversight works. Our constitution created checks and balances to make sure that everyone is accountable. Even you."
Trump has routinely flouted oversight once considered normal and imperative in past administrations.
People agreed with the heart of the ad.
Corruption in plain sight. Millions have lost their jobs but Trump is breaking the rules to grab $2 trillion in ca… https://t.co/PhM1kbhYM9— Dmitri Mehlhorn (@Dmitri Mehlhorn)1586366378.0
Why would you allow the biggest crook in America to oversee the pot of gold?? https://t.co/KJpXPqw3VR— Gayla Sue Hill (@Gayla Sue Hill)1586349977.0
I like seeing people I may disagree with hold true to their stated values. https://t.co/WxrmbhXAUO— Jester (@Jester)1586361713.0
@realDonaldTrump, you are a ridiculous hack. And a danger to our country. https://t.co/f1800zgIff— Andy Wallace (@Andy Wallace)1586364706.0
The President's efforts to escape accountability haven't gone unnoticed.
Trump’s decision to fire @DoD_IG Glenn Fine is an unconscionable effort to avoid accountability for his failed, cor… https://t.co/lxvIZuuGml— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren)1586380527.0
Time & time again this Administration has removed those responsible for telling the truth & holding those in power… https://t.co/N0ng93oESu— Amy Klobuchar (@Amy Klobuchar)1586293776.0
Uh...Trump already explained. He doesn’t want oversight or accountability (in other words, a constitutional republi… https://t.co/yldIf1WXMh— Norm Eisen (@Norm Eisen)1586368898.0
No wonder Trump is firing IGs left and right. It's a shame we won't have real oversight of that $2 trillion. https://t.co/TEhZuJoy3Z— Craig Unger (@Craig Unger)1586378276.0
There's one group of people whom Trump can't fire who will have the chance to hold him accountable in November.
For more stories of Trump's ineptitude from people who were there, check out A Very Stable Genius, available here.